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Toyota North America Careers

Plano, TX
10000+ employees
Company - Public (TM)
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#78)

Top CEOs: 2019 (#50), 2018 (#24)

Company Updates

  • There’s no doubt that the global spread of COVID-19 is impacting virtually every part of our daily lives and is presenting unprecedented challenges for organizations like ours. But throughout its 100-year history, #Toyota’s guiding principles of Respect for People and Continuous Improvement have been the foundation for everything we do -- and this challenge is no different. Together, we're quickly adapting to rapidly changing circumstances and finding new and innovative ways to take care of our team members, customers, and communities. We’re confident that we will emerge from this challenge stronger than ever. Stay up to date with how we’re responding:

  • Our 9th annual North American Women's Conference brought together team members from across Toyota for thought-provoking keynotes, panels, workshops, and conversation. This year's conference reminded us to keep challenging our own thoughts, envision our greatest futures, spark connections, and learn something new, every day. Watch now:

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Toyota North America – Why Work With Us?

Toyota has been a part of the cultural fabric in the U.S. for more than 60 years, and we're committed to advancing sustainable, next-generation mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands. 


We're driven to start our impossible and serve the communities where we work and live to address society's most pressing mobility challenges. Because, when people are free to move, anything is possible. 


Teams at Toyota



Learn more about our operations in the U.S.: 


Going places, together.



At Toyota, we take great pride in our culture of respect for people, continuous improvement, and our belief to do what's right to make the world a better place. This culture and belief is what empowers our team members to bring their diverse perspectives to the table and it's what's fueling our evolution into a mobility company. 


Talent Engagement

As a people-first organization, we truly value our team member's unique contributions. That's why we're committed to making meaningful and impactful investments in their growth and development.


One of the many ways we're helping our team members grow is through our North American Women's Conference. Now on its' 9th year, this conference brings together team members and leaders from across Toyota for 3 days of growth, connection, and inspiration. #SheDrives



D&I Communities at Toyota

Our Business Partnering Groups (BPGs) are employee-driven communities with shared values of supporting diversity and inclusion, professional development, and community outreach. Our current BPGs include: 

  • African American Collaborative
  • Women Influencing and Impacting Toyota
  • Spectrum LGBTW+ and Allies
  • Toyota's Organization for the Development of Latinos
  • Toyota Asian America Society in Alliance
  • Toyota Veterans Association
  • Toyota Christian Fellowship
  • ToyoPets
  • ToyotAbility
  • Toyota Young Professionals


Learn more about our D+I efforts: 

Your Possible Starts Here



As an intern or co-op, we encourage you to hit the ground running and make an impact from day one. Working at Toyota gives you the opportunity to do meaningful work alongside some of the brightest minds in the business. 


What you work on here will contribute to our commitment to deliver world-class products and services that provide joy through mobility. This is why you'll be empowered to take ownership of real-world projects and solve complex challenges at our headquarters, R&D facilities, manufacturing plants, sales and field offices, and beyond. 


Life as an intern and co-op



Haley Antoine, co-op at R&D headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan


"My favorite thing about being a co-op at Toyota's R&D headquarters was lab testing, and not just because we got to break stuff, but because it's fast paced and I got to work with brilliant technicians who contributed great ideas and perspectives. I love being hands-on and working on component and full vehicle testing, mocking up and designing parts, and modeling crash tests with computer aided engineering (CAE) software. As a side project, I collaborated on an art installation, showcasing customer thank you letters as a way to highlight the direct impact our work has of enabling Toyota's vision of mobility for all and helping people go places, safely. For this reason, enjoying the technical challenges, and more, I was thrilled to accept an offer to return full-time once I graduate!"



Maison Gray, co-op at Toyota Bodine Aluminum, Inc. in Troy, Missouri


"I've always had a love for the mechanical side of machinery and vehicles and a fascination for how things work. That's why being able to see what goes on behind the scenes building Toyota's engine blocks and transmission at Toyota Bodine was really amazing. As an engineering co-op, I focused on developing efficiencies across various systems and processes - truly immersing myself in Toyota's culture of continuous improvement. My favorite part of the co-op experience was being on the manufacturing floor, working with my hands, and really getting an understanding of how robots and machines work. I'm thankful for the opportunities I experienced at Toyota and I look forward to an exciting future ahead."



Sarah Brown, intern at Lexus headquarters in Plano, Texas


"I spent the last few month as a Lexus Guest Experience Center Intern and every single day held new opportunities. As the only role that deals directly with our guests, there is plenty of excitement. We must be able to operate navigation systems, explain in-depth telematics, provide accurate information, and more. I'm constantly learning to adapt to find the best course of action for providing amazing service for our valued guests. I love hearing their excitement and sharing in their celebration of purchasing a Lexus. My favorite experience as an intern, was attending the Men in Black Premiere. The new Men in Black movie featured our Lexus RC F and all Lexus team members were invited to an early screening. Here at Lexus, employees are valued, and our leadership team does everything possible to empower us to do our best work."


Engineering at Toyota


Our engineers at our Production Engineering Manufacturing Center (PEMC) in Georgetown, Kentucky take innovation into their own hands - taking ideas from concept into reality and exploring the future of manufacturing.


Production Engineering (PE) is a division that bridges the gap between research and development and manufacturing. In PE, our engineers design and build the assembly lines, machines and factories that bring our vehicles to life. With 1,200 team members spread across North America, they lead new model introduction to all 14 of our manufacturing sites across our region, retooling the assembly lines for production. 



Housed inside of PEMC, the TILT Lab is on on-site maker space compromised on six studios and the best and latest technology that helps reinforce our culture of creativity, collaboration and innovation. The TILT Lab houses 3D printers, virtual and augmented reality technology. equipment for rapid prototyping, and robotics that aid our engineers, designers, and technicians in designing and building the future of mobility. 



We have a long history of innovation at Toyota. While many people might think our company's roots lie in the automotive industry, our first technologies developed by Sakichi Toyoda (founder of the Toyota Group) were actually to improve weaving looms.


"An innovator is simply someone who can turn a new idea into a solution that can add value to a customer or to society," says Steve Basta, Vice President, Toyota Connected Technologies. As we transition into a mobility company, our goal is to use new forms of technology, data, and machine learning to enable amazing customer experiences and ensure mobility for all. 



We're also focused on creating a better, smarter more sustainable future with our Environmental Challenge 2050 - our set of six goals that direct us to help create a net-positive impact on society and the planet by 2050. From reducing or eliminating CO2 emissions, supporting a recycling-based society, to operating in harmony with nature - we're working together to create a better world.


We recognize that we cannot achieve our mission alone, which is why we decided to release Toyota hybrid car technology patents as an open source, making them accessible to anyone who wants to design and build hybrid vehicles.


In 2015, we also introduced  the Mirai, the industry's first hydrogen-powered vehicle, which emits only water from its tailpipe and by 2025, we've committed to having electrified versions of every model in the Toyota and Lexus lineups.



Toyota North America Reviews

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    "Phenomenal Place to Work for the Long Haul"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Plano, TX
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    I have been working at Toyota North America full-time (More than 10 years)


    Great culture with continued improvement (kaizen) and respect for people at the core. Great salary, benefits, and overall compensation package. Depending on business needs, great work/life balance and a family friendly environment.


    Opportunities for promotion challenging, but need to be open to different work experiences to move around. Many team members stay with the company for many years, so that can limit movement.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making team members its first priority.

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Toyota North America Interviews



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    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Toyota North America (Los Angeles, CA) in November 2019.


    They mainly asked me behavioral questions related to how you work or finish tasks and you had to answer using the STAR method. There was a panel of two interviewers. One of them was rather critical and was looking for specifics in your answers. Replied to me after 2-3 weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • Give us an example of where you coordinated, measured, and accurately operated a task.   Answer Question
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Toyota North America Awards & Accolades

  • Top 25 Companies for Diversity, DiversityInc, 2019
  • HRC's 2019 Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2019
  • Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands - Most Valuable Car Brand, Millward Brown/BrandZ, 2019
  • Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2018, Glassdoor Employees Choice Award, 2018
  • World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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